Wilfred Adams

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Wilfred Adams
Personal information
Full name Wilfred Adams
Nickname Wilf
Born April→June 1934
Pontefract district, England
Died circa-2001 (aged 66–67)
Playing information
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 20 st 0 lb (127.0 kg; 280.0 lb)
Position Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
<1951–51 Streethouse Intermediates
1951–60 Wakefield Trinity 67 6 0 0 18
Total 67 6 0 0 18

Wilfred "Wilf" Adams (birth registered April→June 1934[1] — circa-2001 (aged 66–67)) born in Pontefract district, was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s and '60s, playing at club level for Streethouse Intermediates, and Wakefield Trinity (Heritage #609), as a Prop, i.e. number 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums, he died circa-2001 in his sleep while at home in Wakefield.

Playing career[edit]

County Cup Final Appearances[edit]

Wilf Adams played Left-Prop, i.e. number 8, in Wakefield Trinity's 20-14 defeat by Leeds in the 1958 Yorkshire Cup final during the 1958–59 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 18 October 1958.

Contemporaneous Article Extract[edit]

"Wilf Adams - Blind-side prop: Could be the choice to step into the injured Malcolm Sampson's role at No. 10. Signed from Streethouse Intermediates 1951. Regular choice during '53/4 and '58/9 seasons, but had only made six senior appearances (this season) when Trinity recalled him for the last league match ten days ago after successful work in the Reserves" [2]

Genalogical information[edit]

Wilf Adams' marriage to June Smith was registered during April→June 1955 in Pontefract district.[3]


  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Lindley, John (7 May 1960). Wakefield Trinity RLFC Official Programme: Hull. John Lindley Son & Co Ltd. ISBN n/a
  3. ^ "Marriage details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 

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